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Barnesville man set for trial on drug counts

Published September 06. 2011 05:00PM

A Barnesville man was scheduled to go on trial this morning in Schuylkill County court on charges of dealing in illegal drugs. It is one of four cases attached for trial before juries.

Michael James Stewart, 42, of Williams Street, was charged by Trooper Troy S. Greenawalt with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence at 288 Wood Street, Cumbola, Blythe Township in May 2009.

Other jury trials scheduled included:

Richard J. Ludwig Jr., Ringtown, went on trial before Pesident Judge Willliam E. Baldwin facing 28 criminal charges filed by Patrolman George Parnell, consisting of five counts each of simple assault and harassment, four counts each of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person, three counts each of terroristic threats and endangering the welfare of a child and one count each of intimidation of a witness or victim, reckless driving and careless driving.

Anthony Moton, 38, an inmate in a state correctional institution, went on trial before Judge Charles M. Miller facing charges of assaulting a correctional officer in the prison's day room. Charges of assault by life prisoner by force, aggravated assault, aggravated assault on an officer, assault by a prisoner and recklessly endangering another person were brought by Trooper Edward Lizewski.

Robert Thomas O'Brein II, 42, Tower City, went on trial before Judge John E. Domalakes on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment of Steven Theodore Worhacz, Jr. at Corky's Fourth Street Station in Tower City, as filed by Trooper Jeffrey Hummel.

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